"With severe weather forecasted to directly affect numerous states throughout the Southeast in the coming days, Bristol Motor Speedway's campgrounds are open to evacuees of Hurricane Irma", according to a news release.
The facilities have the capacity to provide thousands of people with shelter, and evacuees will also have access to bathrooms and showers at the Rinnai Shower Station camper bath house located adjacent to the speedway.
At 8 a.m. Thursday Category 5 Hurricane Irma's maximum sustained winds remain at 180 mph with higher gusts
Here is the official announcement from the speedway.
Atlanta Motor Speedway will open its camping facilities free of charge to evacuees seeking temporary refuge from the approaching Hurricane Irma.
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The racetrack, which hosts major events such as NASCAR throughout the year, says it will open both RV and tent campgrounds.
Evacuees should access the campground off Bruton Smith Boulevard through Entrance Z and will have access to bathhouse facilities on speedway property.
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Talladega Superspeedway is also providing free camping for those residents.
"We welcome any evacuees that are of need", Lawyer said.
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